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Transfer Students

Transfer to UMass Amherst

Every year, we welcome more than 1,500 transfer students to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Transfer students are a highly valued group of students in our community, with each student bringing various experiences and perspectives to campus.

As a transfer student, your journey towards your degree has already begun and we look forward to helping you take the next step on your path to achieving your goals at UMass Amherst! We understand the process of transferring may seem like a mountainous task and we are here to make it as easy as possible.

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How many credits will you need to graduate from UMass Amherst? See which credits you can transfer, and how they will apply to your degree. 

How to Apply

Students who are completing an approved associate degree at a Massachusetts community college may be eligible to apply through the MassTransfer program. Other transfer students should apply through the Common Application.

Important Dates and Deadlines


Fall Application Final Deadline


Enrollment Deposits Due


Common Application Opens


Spring Application Deadline

*Priority deadline: All applications received and completed by the priority date will be given full consideration for admissions to selective majors (Computer Science, Isenberg, Engineering and Psychology). Applications received or completed after the priority date will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Some programs may reach capacity prior to the final deadline.

Connect With Us

Our admissions counselors, student tour guides, and academic partners are eager to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.


Note: If you are looking to pursue your degree or courses online through UMass Amherst, please contact University Without Walls. If you have previously completed a bachelor's degree and are seeking to pursue a second bachelor's degree, or if you looking to re-enroll at UMass, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Other Ways to Connect

Choosing a Major

You are required to select an intended major, as well as choose an additional major of interest. We have nearly 100 to choose from, as well as a program to build your own major!

Architecture, education, and nursing majors are not included as major options on the application.


Due to space limitations in the program, architecture is not available for transfer students. Alternate majors include: building & construction technology, landscape architecture, and sustainable community development.


We offer an education major with concentrations in: Early Childhood Education (licensure), Special Education (licensure), and Community Education & Social Change (non-licensure). We do not admit transfer students directly into education. Instead, students need to apply to a different major (common major choices are sociology, psychology, or the discipline they want to teach) and then apply to change majors through the College of Education once they transfer. Please note: the internal application process is competitive and only occurs once a year; visit the College of Education’s website to learn more about this process.


The nursing program does not accept transfer applicants. Students earning an associate degree in nursing can apply to the RN to BSN major, which is overseen by University Without Walls.

transfer spotlight

Transfer Spotlight shines a light on people, places, and programs throughout the UMass campus that offer resources and support to help transfer students succeed.